Re: All they have to do
This is all about quantifying.
I can just imagine the Defence solicitor standing up and ask "is it ok for me to take this one free paper?"
The next question will be ""is it ok for me to take two free papers?"
The next question will be ""is it ok for me to take three free papers?"
"How about four free papers?"
At what point do you draw the line, and why there, at that particular point? Oh I can imagine a good defence lawyer in his element, particularly if he/she has an audience (aka jury).
If they "borrowed" them, the converse questions are "how long is it acceptable to borrow them for?"
and "at what point can I remove all copies from view without problem?" My local Waitrose has a big pile of Friday Standards by the door on Saturday morning.
Those that live in London will probably be aware that The Standard is not produced once, and that's it, it is rolled out often as at least two different editions with different headlines as news gets updated. So the "Final" is not always the final version, there's often a "Final Extra". Depending on who you are you could argue that bulk removing old copies was a good thing (if you're a commuter looking for the latest).